Retired teacher chalks up X Factor win

Monday 21 October, 2013 - Retired Merimbula teacher, Ross, couldn’t believe his luck when he discovered his non-winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 The X Factor ticket had scored him his very own place in the audience at The X Factor Grand Final! 

The surprise trip for two to Sydney, thanks NSW Lotteries’ Scratch eClub Second Chance Draw, is still taking some time to sink in. 

“I really enjoy watching The X Factor every week and still can’t believe that I’ll be at the Grand Final,” Ross excitedly told a NSW Lotteries official. 

“It’s crazy because the reason I started buying this particular ticket was so that I could enter the draw. To actually be the winner is unbelievable, my decision definitely paid off!” he exclaimed. 

The retired teacher has been a Scratch eClub member for around two years and regularly enters his non-winning tickets into the Monthly Second Chance Draws. 

“I joined after I heard that someone from around my area had won the monthly cash prize,” he said. 

Every month NSW Lotteries Scratch eClub members are given the chance to turn their eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket into a winner.

During the month of September, NSW Lotteries Scratch eClub held a special promotional draw for members. This draw gave members the opportunity to enter their non-winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 The X Factor ticket for the chance to win a trip to Sydney to attend The X Factor Grand Final shows. 

Scratch eClub is free to join and players simply need to register as a Scratch eClub member online at www.scratcheclub.com. 

NSW Lotteries Public Relations Manager Elissa Lewis said that the Scratch eClub monthly second chance draws are a great way for members to have additional chances to win.

“Scratch eClub members just need to enter their eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its tickets into the Monthly Second Chance Draw for another chance to win,” Ms Lewis said. 

“Just don’t forget to hold onto your ticket, you will need it to claim your prize,” she added. 

“There are only a few days left before the October draw closes so don’t forget to enter for the chance to win $10,000 this month!” 

The X Factor Grand Final Performance and Decider shows will air live on Channel 7 on Sunday 27 October and Monday 28 October.